Notes: Lemongrass can sometimes be found in the produce section of grocery stores or at farmer's markets.
Tip: If you want to make the tea in a teapot, boil the water, then pour the boiling water and the chopped lemongrass into the teapot. Cover the teapot with a towel or tea cozy and let the mixture steep for 5–10 minutes or until it becomes fragrant. You will still want to strain it before pouring.
• Slice off a piece of fresh ginger that’s about 1-inch long; Scrape off the peel, then drop it into the water while you’re boiling the lemongrass. This will give it a warm, spicy flavor.
• If you prefer iced tea, place your pitcher of lemongrass tea into the refrigerator for an hour or so. For best results, serve the chilled tea over ice.
• To make sweetened iced tea, stir in 1/4 cup sugar before you place the tea in the refrigerator.
• If you want to amp up the citrus taste, squeeze a wedge of lime over your tea.
• Add milk, half-and-half, or heavy cream. This adds a creamy mouthfeel to your tea. The amount you use depends on how much you like, but it’s best to start with about 1 tablespoon.
Recipe and photo reprinted with permission from wikiHow (www.wikihow.com/Make-Lemongrass-Tea).